September 19, 2018
Apple cider vinegar to wash fruits and vegetables? Say what???
Pesticide residue on fruits and vegetables can be a concern for many people.
That's why some people like to wash their fruits and vegetables in apple cider vinegar. The hope is that it'll remove more of the chemical residues than water alone.
Although it's not entirely clear if it will remove more pesticides than simply washing with water, it may help kill any dangerous bacteria on food.
For example, washing foods in vinegar has been shown to remove dangerous bacteria like E. coli and Salmonella.
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Hint 1: As a Deodorizer
Apple cider vinegar is known to have antibacterial properties.
Because of this, it's often claimed that apple cider vinegar can eliminate bad smells.
There isn't any research to back up these claims, but you can try it out by mixing apple cider vinegar with water to make a deodorizing spray.
This makes a natural alternative to odor neutralizers.
You can also mix it with water and Epsom salts to make a foot soak, like this. This may help get rid of unwanted foot odor by killing off odor-causing bacteria.
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Hint 2: To Make an All-Purpose Cleaner
Apple cider vinegar is often a popular choice for a natural alternative to commercial cleaning agents. This is because of its antibacterial properties.
Mix 1 cup of water with half a cup of apple cider vinegar, and you'll have a natural all-purpose cleaner.
However, it's worth noting that although vinegars such as apple cider vinegar can kill some bacteria, they aren't as effective at killing harmful bacteria as commercial cleaning agents.